Statements & Speeches

RTÉ Statement on Burke v RTÉ

RTÉ states that in a programme entitled "A Mission to Prey" broadcast in May 2011, it alleged Richard Burke had sexual relations with a girl, Dolores Atwood, who was underage.

RTÉ accepts it incorrectly stated in the programme that Richard Burke had declined to be interviewed for the programme and for this RTÉ apologises.

RTÉ acknowledges that Richard Burke has consistently and vehemently denied these allegations, and has done so throughout his evidence at this hearing.

Dolores Atwood stands over her allegations, and RTÉ considers her to be a sincere and honourable person.

Richard Burke and RTÉ agree this matter is now closed.